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Yasaka Pagoda, located at the south end of Higashiyama is part fo Hokanji Temple, and belongs to the Kenninji Buddhist sect, named after the nearby Kenninji Temple. The 46 meter tall tower is six meters wide on each side. While the original pagoda was constructed earlier, the present structure is ancient, constructed in 1440. Inside of the pagoda is a compartment that is said to house bones of Buddha himself.
Hokanji, also known as Yasaka Pagoda is a scenic pagoda that has lost the actual temple that once accompanied it! It was once a very influential temple, and there are relics of the Buddha inside, along with Buddhist statues. The pagoda was last built in 1440.
The pagoda is located in the historic Higashiyama area between Kodaiji and Kiyomizu Temples. From the grounds of Kodaiji Temple, you can get a great view of Yasaka Pagoda towering above the surrounding buildings.
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This pagoda is one of the most historic Japanese culture and it's situated between Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizudera.
The Yaska Pagoda is also recognized for its earthquake safe construction.
Yasaka Pagoda (Gion District)
This 5 storey shrine is located at the site of an ancient budhist temple. It's a bit off street but worth the detour.
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